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Fred Shoemaker


For more than 30 years, Fred Shoemaker has been quietly transforming the way the game is thought of and taught.  

Fred has spent most of his career—over 41,000 lessons, and thousands of golf schools and workshops—helping people overcome the obstacles that prevent them from discovering and expressing their potential.

In 1990, he founded Extraordinary Golf to provide an environment where golfers could know their remarkable ability and learn to unfold it moment to moment. The school has been named One of America’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America (GOLF Magazine) on numerous occasions and has been a life-changing experience for many participants.  To many, Extraordinary Golf has become a learning community, a resource for their ongoing development.

Fred has authored Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible, a book widely praised and described by the editor of a national golf magazine as "the future of golf instruction.”  He has also written Extraordinary Putting: Transforming the Whole Game.

Committed to furthering the development of golf teachers and coaches, Fred has presented his unique instructional approach at over 1000 programs from Africa to Japan and has conducted numerous PGA/LPGA and coaches seminars, including training and development programs for the national coaches of Canada, Belgium, Argentina, Finland, Ireland, and Sweden. He is also an educational consultant to The First Tee.

Fred believes that sports can be a practical venue for distinguishing new possibilities that allow for professional and personal transformation.  He has worked with federal agencies such NASA and The Treasury Executives Institute; professional organizations such as The Young Presidents Organization and The World Presidents Organization; and corporations such as Oracle, Pfizer, Genentech, Apple, Clear Channel, Lucent Technologies, Monsanto, Hyatt, Polycom and All State, among others.

He lives in Carmel, CA.

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